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About the Blackprint


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The Blackprint is an online and print publication at American University. We serve as a platform for raising minority issues and an amplifier of marginalized voices. As a part of student media board, our primary goal is to inform people of what's going on in their school community, keep them up to date with the latest cultural happenings, cover local events, and highlight the work of student leaders. We invite all minds and majors on this endless journey to stay honest, stay brilliant and #staywoke.


About the Founders

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In 2016, Seniors Elisha Brown and Taryn Daniels created an extension of the American University Association of Black Journalists (AUABJ) titled 'The Blackprint'. Their goal was to create online publication that doubled as a safe space for people of color at American University. They left behind a legacy of representation and created a powerful amplifier for voices of future students of color at American University


Former Editors-in-Chief

Tainaya Nash

Tainaya Nash

Spring 2020
Zshekinah Collier

Zshekinah Collier

Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Alexis Arnold

Alexis Arnold

Fall 2018 - Fall 2019
Lauren Lumpkin

Lauren Lumpkin

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Jenna Caldwell

Jenna Caldwell

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
Taryn Daniels

Taryn Daniels

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Elisha Brown

Elisha Brown

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

About the AUABJ

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In 2014, American University Association of Black Journalists (AUABJ) launched as a student chapter of NABJ. It is dedicated to creating a community of minority media professionals on campus through networking opportunities and organizing events featuring communicators of color. One of those events, which grew out of NABJ, was "Voices" A series of events that facilitates conversations with minorities in media, featuring local D.C. journalists who give students crucial insight on how to navigate today's journalism environment.


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